We’ve been friends for 17 years at university. We started a previous business together, the clothes shop.
In 2014 May, we registered to ‘local experience tour’ website to invite travelers come to our home, cook and dinner together. And some of them asked to stay with us except dinner, we were curious ‘why did they want to stay with us?’ They said they want a place make them feel comfortable and someone who they can laugh with. And we say ‘yes’ They stayed in our home even we were not a hotel. We were very passionate with hospitality, we felt touch with them.
I (Little Som) quit my in 2014 to start our hostel. We never stay in another hostel before, when we designed we only think about how to do a comfortable place for someone like us and take care of them as our family. Yard doesn’t only means a green space. Bigger thing is ‘Yard’ in Thai means family.Our believe is all of us are family. We had a dream from day one to go to London by the train and visit everyone we met at The Yard. It’s like a ‘Family visit’ trip. Since then, The Yard has more than 70,000 guests from 50 countries. It’s means The Yard family is bigger and bigger.
Ohh! Don’t forget another family member, ‘our grandchild’, people who are living in this planet in future. We took our impact on the environment when we design and manage because we love to forward our good planet to our grandchild.